The media were at DEFCON three Thursday following a lengthy and heated press conference with President Donald Trump where he went toe-to-toe with the biased press. Trump’s tongue lashing of the media had Fox News’ Shepard Smith frothing at the mouth with anger as he accused the President with a dubious smear during his show. “Your opposition was hacked and the Russians were responsible for it and your people were on the phone with Russia the same day it was happening and we're fools asking the questions,” he shouted with claims no report had ever made.
Liberal Pundit Charles Pierce: Republicans Don’t Care If Trump’s ‘Crazy’ As Long As They ‘Get Their Tax Cuts Through’By Tom Johnson | | February 16, 2017 | 9:02 PM EST
John McCain’s 2008 campaign slogan, “Country First,” does not describe the worldview of Republicans, suggested Pierce on Monday. For them, the Esquire blogger implied, it’s more like “GOP über alles.” The peg for the post was chit-chat in the political and media worlds about whether President Trump is of sound mind, or, as Pierce put it, about “the possibility that the presidential trolley has left whatever tracks it had in the first place.”
By Sarah Stites | | February 16, 2017 | 8:23 PM EST
On February 16, President Trump conducted his first solo press conference since the inauguration. Predictably, the Twittersphere erupted with liberal attacks on the president.
By Randy Hall | | February 16, 2017 | 6:24 PM EST
During his press conference on Thursday, President Donald Trump stated: "The press is honestly out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control." He also criticized the Cable News Network since “the tone is such hatred,” but he likes the "honorable" Fox & Friends morning program. The top Republican official got some support from an unexpected source the same day when Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen, co-founders of the new Axios website and former members of the Politico site's staff, posted an article entitled: “The Media IS the Opposition Party.”
By Curtis Houck and Scott Whitlock | | February 16, 2017 | 6:23 PM EST
On Thursday, President Donald Trump held a marathon press conference, covering a whole host of topics. Both during and afterward, the media meltdowns were palpable. On both social media and television, they lamented the President’s repeated attacks on their negative coverage of his administration and what he deemed to be fake news as a result of their “level of dishonesty” that’s “out of control.”
By Jorge Bonilla | | February 16, 2017 | 5:15 PM EST
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos made yet another appearance on Fox News' Hannity, and reeled off an interview that was an exercise in contradictions and inconsistencies.
By Kristine Marsh | | February 16, 2017 | 4:52 PM EST
On Thursday’s The View, hosts Sunny Hostin and Joy Behar praised the intelligence community for leaking confidential information to the press, calling them “whistleblowers.” During a segment on the confidential leaks, only host Jedediah Bila argued that these leaks were as problematic as what the story they revealed. Hostin fought back, repeatedly stating, “The leak is not the story!”
By Kyle Drennen | | February 16, 2017 | 4:35 PM EST
During ABC News special report coverage following President Trump’s press conference on Thursday, anchor George Stephanopoulos seemed to be in a state of shock over the commander-in-chief’s hostility to the liberal media: “What a remarkable window into the state of mind of the President of the United States right there....lashed out at the press, made it very clear he thinks the press is dishonest....never seen anything like that.”
By Geoffrey Dickens | | February 16, 2017 | 3:49 PM EST
The media’s attacks on Donald Trump have been so out of control that even former CNN host and Piers Morgan is calling them out on it. On Wednesday’s edition of FNC’s Hannity the current U.S. editor of The Daily Mail eviscerated the American press’s attempt to “attempt to delegitimize, sabotage and destroy the Trump presidency before it’s even
By Scott Whitlock | | February 16, 2017 | 3:27 PM EST
Chuck Todd and the other journalists at NBC are openly fuming that Donald Trump continues to call out the coverage of his administration biased. During Thursday’s press conference, an angry Todd tweeted, “This not a laughing matter. I'm sorry, delegitimizing the press is unAmerican.”
By Jackson Richman | | February 16, 2017 | 3:12 PM EST
On Thursday, CNN's New Day sympathetically profiled an illegal immigrant mother of four who has been taking shelter in a Colorado church to avoid deportation. "She was, at first, speechless, then in tears, her nightmare coming true," said CNN reporter Ana Cabrera. However, the report failed to mention that such deportations also occurred under the Obama administration.
By Curtis Houck | | February 16, 2017 | 3:04 PM EST
During President Trump’s marathon news conference on Thursday, there was a lengthy duel with CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta over whether CNN hates the President, CNN’s ratings, WikiLeaks, fake news, and who to blame for the American public’s lack of confidence in the news media.
By Kristine Marsh | | February 16, 2017 | 12:46 PM EST
The right might not agree with most of what Hollywood celebrities say regarding politics, but there’s one thing they can agree on: The media underestimated voters’ desire for change from the status quo this election. On MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes Wednesday night, Hayes found an unlikely critic of the media and Democrats in actress Susan Sarandon, who openly campaigned for Bernie Sanders and criticized Hillary Clinton during the primaries.
By Sarah Stites | | February 16, 2017 | 12:32 PM EST
Anti-Trump protesters are still going strong, summoning their creativity to fan the flames of resistance. One recent idea: make Trump an “internet refugee” on Feb. 20.
By Tom Blumer | | February 16, 2017 | 12:30 PM EST
Meg Kinnard at the Associated Press betrayed quite a bit of unhappiness Wednesday evening and Thursday morning in her coverage of workers' decisive rejection of a union organizing effort at Boeing Corp.'s 787-10 production plant in North Charleston, South Carolina. In two very similar reports found at the wire service's Big Story site, Kinnard solely blamed "Southern reluctance toward unionization" for the rejection. Though that was clearly a factor, it is hardly the only reason for the overwhelming 74 percent to 26 percent rejection. Kinnard "somehow" forgot to report that this is the very same plant whose opening former President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board deliberately delayed in 2011.